Monday, January 23, 2012

another way to wear shorts in winter...

 remix part two of short shorts.
while it's still full-force-winter here in eastern canada, spring fashion and lookbooks are starting to make their appearance.  hence why i chose to do a couple of posts with shorts.  
it takes a lot of willpower to avoid shopping for items that you can't wear right now, yet you don't want to miss out on pieces you really like... and having them just sit in your closet waiting for the proper weather is no fun. well here's the good news: shorts & tights look great together!


today's key piece: ruche's romana dream bow shorts

in my first 'casual' look, i'm wearing a floral tank tucked in, brown tights, a brown cardi, brown boots, ivory crochet over the knee socks to add some interest between the tights and boots, with a crochet beanie that matches.

i'm a huge fan of layers, but i like to find ways to bring them together. i originally had on the marquess polka dot top (below), but i found it was kind of plain, and i needed some pattern for pop. this is why i chose the floral print.  a bit of trial and error is always key, especially when layering.  you want the right amount of interest, without making it look like your closet threw up on you.

 my second 'dressier' version of these shorts is accomplished by adding more delicate details.  this marquess lace polka dot top is feminine, but still interesting with it's pattern and detail.  i normally wear cranberry tights with this, as it's really too cold for bare leg, but i wanted to show a version without tights.  knee socks are a great alternative.  coincidentally, these are a perfect match to my shorts.  
i like to repeat details, so in focusing on the bow on the front of the shorts, i chose my tstrap shoes with a bow detail. add in a delicate necklace, and the look is complete.

           floral tank, crochet socks, shorts, lace top, tstraps: ruche
           tights: we love colors
           brown cardigan: pseudio
           crochet beanie: aritzia
           brown boots: urbanog
           knee socks: melissa's
           cameo necklace: gift

there you have it.  another way to dress up or dress down short shorts, and to wear them before spring is here!  i have several shorts and rompers, and they're my favourite things to wear this winter.



1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this!
    I'm going to Eastern Canada for school, but I've lived in California my whole life! So I have to idea how to dress cute in the snow!
    Thanks for this! <3